• Khurram Shahzad GC University Lahore
  • Muhammad Naeem GC University Lahore
  • Amber Mehboob Aziz Fatima Medical & Dental College Faisalabad
Keywords: Digital Databases, E-Journals Utilization, HEC e-Information Resources


The basic goal of this study was to know the usage of online information resources by the teachers of GC University Lahore. An effort was also made to reveal problems being experienced by the faculty members while using databases. Research was completed in different phases. Firstly, review of related literature was done with the help of international and national literature. Secondly, a questionnaire was formulated to gather data from the target population. Thirdly, analysis of the gathered data was made. Findings of the study reveal that majority of the participants was aware of the basics of HEC Online Databases. Most of the faculty members take keen interest in accessing e-journals through HEC Online Databases. Non-availability of Off-campus access of HEC Online Databases is a great barrier for the faculty member in the accomplishment of their research based assignments. Results of the study are very useful to increase the usage of HEC Digital resources by the faculty members of GC University Lahore.

Author Biographies

Khurram Shahzad, GC University Lahore


Muhammad Naeem, GC University Lahore

Senior Librarian

Amber Mehboob, Aziz Fatima Medical & Dental College Faisalabad

Reference Assistant


Off-campus access to HEC Online Databases should be given to the teaching faculty. E-mail alerts and letters should be sent to the faculty members about the arrival of new journals in the library’s collections. Electronic Databases need to be effectively utilized through promotional activities keeping in view multiple benefits. Librarians should arrange more training and information literacy programs for the faculty members to make a fruitful usage of HEC Online Databases.
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How to Cite
Shahzad, K., Naeem, M., & Mehboob, A. (2019). USAGE OF HEC DIGITAL RESOURCES BY THE TEACHING FACULTY AT GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE. International Journal of Information Management Sciences, 3(1), 21-31. Retrieved from